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I Need My Monster – Amanda Noll

I Need My Monster is a great new read-aloud. This one turns fear of a monster being under one’s bed upside down. Ethan actually finds having his very own monster under his bed reassuring. When Gabe the Monster goes fishing for a week, poor Ethan has to suffer thru a variety of substitute monsters. Sadly, […]

Bible Stories: In the Beginning – 4 Movie Collection

Bible Stories: In the Beginning includes movie adaptations of the lives of four different Bible characters – Abraham, Moses, Jacob, and Joseph.  These movies have been restored and remastered, but they still clearly feel like they were produced in a different time. That being said, the stories are faithfully presented and feature a number of […]

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing fantasy series with strong Biblical themes. It can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. Our daughter has been reading thru the series with Dad at bedtime and loves it. I highly recommend partner reading these book aloud with your child and discussing them. There is a […]

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a classic tale of incredible adventure on the high seas which features a dynamic heroine. It is a standout in the genre of historical fiction for tween and teen readers, and a story one will long remember. This one is definitely worth adding to your summer reading list!

52 Creative Family Time Experiences: Fun Ways to Bring Faith Home – Timothy Smith

52 Creative Family Time Experiences: Fun Ways to Bring Faith Home is a great resource to use to enhance family time. Whether you use the activity ideas weekly, monthly, or during special celebrations, you will not be disappointed. The activities range from games and crafts to do together as a family to watching movies together […]

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts – Susan Cain

If you have a tween or teen who has a quiet temperament in your home, this is a must read! Cain does an outstanding job of not only explaining the differences between introverts and extroverts but how both types have tremendous gifts to contribute within friendships as well as groups. I especially liked how she […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

This post was originally published on February 25, 2013. Keep an eye out for my post about the new kid’s version of this book on Monday, July 11th!

Quiet is an outstanding book that explores the culture of extroversion that defines our country and the hidden power within introverts. This book was fascinating and provided […]

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Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s ‘Dwelling Places’ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Drown out the busyness and noise of everyday life and find a deeper faith with something as simple as a single word in Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s new book, Dwelling Places. Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where […]